Endless Summer Cruisin'


May 16-17-18-19, 2019

Show Hours:

  • Thursday 9am-5pm
  • Friday 9am-5pm
  • Saturday 9am-5pm
  • Sunday 9am-3pm


  • Inlet Parking Lot (809 South Atlantic Ave)
  • Convention Center (4001 Coastal Highway)


$10/day Thursday & Sunday
$15/day Friday & Saturday
Children under 14 are free with an adult.
(Tickets good at Inlet & Convention Center)

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2019 Spectator


28th Annual Cruisin' Ocean City

May 17-18-19-20, 2018


28th Annual Cruisin' Ocean City
May 17-18-19-20, 2018

We didn’t let a little (or a lot of) rain stop us! The 28th Annual Cruisin featured over 2,000 Hot Rods, Customs, Classics and Trucks participating in events at the OC Convention Center, Inlet Parking Lot and various car shows through out town.

Special Guest at Cruisin 2018 from American Pickers, was Rob Wolfe.  Rob was at the event, Friday inside the OC Convention Center and Saturday at the Beachside Inlet, signing autographs and posing for pictures.  Also joining the fun, from the classic tv show "Bewitched" Erin Murphy, who starred as Tabitha was at the event!  Adding to the excitement Courtney Hansen from the hit shows Overhaulin’ and Powerblock/Power Nation was inside the OC Convention Center on Saturday and at the Beachside Inlet on Sunday.  Plus spectators could see the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine Show Car that was on display Friday and Saturday inside the OC Convention Center.  Additional entertainment included live music, BINGO, Seaside Jimmy, Cruisin Gold Deejay and much more.

Thursday night Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone took the stage of the Ocean City Performing Arts Center!  They performed hits including “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,” “I’m Into Something Good” and many more.  Everyone had a rockin’ good time!

Express Auctioneer's were on site for the OC Collector Car and Memorabilia Auction inside the OC Convention Center Thursday and Friday with many cars going across the auction blocks and going home with new owners.

Some of the country’s top national names were showcasing their products in manufacturers midway at the Inlet Parking Lot including Advance Auto Parts, AMSOIL, Axalta, Barrett-Jackson, Chevy Performance, COMP Performance, Covercraft Industries, CVF Racing, Detroit Speed, Driver Source, Flaming River, Flex Seal, GEICO, Goodmark, Grundy Insurance, Krietz Auto, March Performance, Meguiar’s, Miller Electric, Mothers Polish, PPG, QA1 Products, Ridetech, Ron Francis Wiring, Slide-Lok, Speed Unlimited, Sundance Vacations, USA Lift, Wissel & Walsh Insurance and more. Plus at the OC Convention Center there was Treasured Motor Cars and Wilwood Engineering, along with additional vendors both inside and outside selling automotive merchandise along with arts & crafts, jewelry, LulaRoe, Scentsy and many other specialty items. There was also a Swap Meet Friday and Saturday inside the Convention Center.  If you are interested in being a vendor at Cruisin 2019 please email Jacklyn@specialeventpro.com or call 410-798-6304.

Inside the OC Convention Center on Thursday, Friday and Saturday the Artwork Contender Showcase took place where select cars competed to be on the artwork for Cruisin 2019.  Spectators were able to vote for their favorite car and the top 5 went to Randy Clark’s 72 Chevy, James Hershberger’s 57 Chevy, Chris Miller’s 56 Chevy, Ed Sears’ 41 Ford and Ed Young’s 68 Ford.  The winner will be announced next year when they see their car featured on the Cruisin 2019 artwork!

The Friday night Ocean Downs Casino party under the stars was moved inside the casino.  Cars that were parked in the special parking area were eligible for trophies.  Inside the casino the 4th Annual Pin-up Contest took place with 16 contestants representing DE, MD, NY, PA, VA, WV and New Zealand.  Taking home the top prize was Betty Nova (Brittany Notingham) from Salisbury MD.  Golden Touch had everyone dancing the night away!

Saturday night the Trimper Amusement’s Family Fun Night took place at Trimper Amusements along the south end of the boardwalk.  Boy Scout Troup 261 was be on site for the “Dollar Makes a Difference Car Show” and raised over $200 during the Neon Light Car Show.

Additional Cruisin Ocean City highlights are the special Boardwalk Parades that took place Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings.

On Sunday the Grand Finale Awards took place at the Beachside Inlet.  During Cruisin 2018 there were more than 500 trophies, plaques and awards presented plus over 3,000 giveaways. 

We hope everyone had a great time at Cruisin 2018 and we look forward to seeing you back at the 29th Annual Cruisin Ocean City May 16-17-18-19, 2019.


It takes a tremendous amount of planning and coordination to stage an event of this size.  A special thanks goes out to many outstanding people and organizations including the Mayor and City Council, Senator Mathias, Department of Public Works, OC Police Department and Allied Agencies, Hotel Motel Restaurant Association, Chamber of Commerce, Visitor’s Center, National Street Rod Association, Car Clubs throughout the Mid-Atlantic along with the Ocean City Business Community, especially 28th Street Pit & Pub, A-Stand, Baja Amusements, Bayside Cantina, Belly Busters, Big Easy on 60, Bull on the Beach, Candy Kitchen, Commander Hotel, Carusos, Cowboy Coast, Crab Alley, Cruz-n Car Wash, Decatur Diner, Dough Roller, Ember’s Restaurant, Fat Daddy’s, Francis Scott Key, Harpoon Hanna’s, Harrison’s Harbor Watch, Hooters, L&D Performance, Mad Fish, Marina Deck, Micky Fins, OC Life-Saving Station, Ocean Downs Casino, Phillips Crab House, Seacrets, Shenanigan’s, Snow Hill Lions Club, Soriano’s, Tanger Outlets, The Town of Berlin and Trimper Amusements for making Cruisin Ocean City Maryland one of the largest and most unique automotive events in the country.  And a very special thank you to all the awesome PARTICIPANTS and CAR CLUBS!



Schedule subject to change.

For additional information email infoevent@specialeventpro.com or call 410-798-6304.

For vendor information email Jacklyn@specialeventpro.com.


NEW THIS YEAR, the Town of Ocean City will be classified as a SPECIAL EVENT ZONE during the event.  There will be double fines and strict enforcement for speeding, reckless/negligent driving, spinning wheels and alcohol related driving offenses.  Also, encouraging drivers to commit traffic violations will not be tolerated.  For additional information visit oceancitymd.gov.

Maryland Motor Vehicle Law and the Town of Ocean City Ordinance state that no loud noise from a vehicle may be heard at a distance of 50 feet from the vehicle at any time.

The town of Ocean City has a trailer parking ordinance which prohibits trailer parking on city streets from May 1st – October 31st.  Any Cruisin participants that will be parking a trailer on city streets will need a trailer parking permit.  For more information on trailer parking please click here. When making your reservations please check with your hotel or condor to see if they provide trailer parking.  For a trailer parking permit application please click here.

For additional OC ordinances please click here.  

 Former Mayor
Award Winners
2018 Cruisin' HighlightsEvent Coverage:
OC Vettes
Event Coverage:
Past 10 Years
Event Coverage:
Muscle Car Gallery

Harrison Group HMRA OCMD

While Cruisin around town make sure to turn your radio to The Wave 97.1 and Cool 101.3, the Official Stations of Cruisin' Ocean City!

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May 17-18-19-20, 2018


October 4-5-6-7, 2018



Cruisin' Ocean City Gallery

Cruisin' Ocean City
May 16-17-18-19, 2019
Ocean City, Maryland

This event is open to Rods, Customs and Classics 1976 and earlier.
ALL VEHICLES MUST BE STREET LEGAL with current state tags, licensed and insured (no motorcycles or scooters). NO EXCESSIVELY LOUD EXHAUST SYSTEMSThis event is limited to approximately 3,000 vehicles and sells out. The Entry Fee includes Driver, 1 Adult Passenger and Children under 14. Additional event passenger/guest passes may be purchased for $25 each in advance. (The entry fee minus processing fee is refundable with written request prior to March 1, 2019.) You do not have to be present all 4 days to be eligible for trophies, event plaques, sponsor awards or merchandise give-aways. Parades will be restricted and limited based on car count and time restrictions. Activities are subject to change. Parking is limited at all locations. The police take a very active and pro safety role in this event. You must drive responsibly and obey the laws at all times.

Hat Pins & Dash Plaques to the first 3,000.
Locations include Inlet Parking Lot, Convention Center, plus various other shows.


Personal Info

Vehicle Info

*Please note, all participants will be required to show vehicle registration at check in.

Advance Entry Fee May 21, 2018 to December 31, 2018...$50

Guest Info

Payment Info

The exhibitor hereby applies to this event and will at all times comply with all rules, regulations and policies of the event producers. Neither Special Event Productions, Inc., the Town of Ocean City, producers, sponsors, support personnel or anyone else connected with the presentation of this event shall be responsible or liable for any loss, injury or damage incurred. In consideration of this entry, entrant agrees to the use of their name, photo and/or vehicle photo for publicity and/or advertising. Any poor behavior, irresponsible driving and/or conduct deemed objectionable to the event's well being may result in participant being denied any further involvement in the event and/or future events. All participants are responsible for their own proper insurance. Event credentials are non-transferable without written permission of event management. Schedule/activities are subject to change.

I Agree to the Terms and Conditions above*